Dear readers - Jane has news, and a request.
Let us start at the beginning - if you will bear with us - once upon a time, when the world was young... no, perhaps that's too far back. We'll jump ahead to present day.
Today, in this gigantic world of immediate communication, a world of on-demand technology, those of us who blog know that blogging exists as the voice of the customer. But, more than that, blogging exists to bring people together. Jane is quite proud of Lip-sticking - and the numerous connections we have made via this blog. Our readers are delightful, intelligent, personable, and thoughtful - as well as informative. We are eager every day to log on to the 'net and visit all of YOUR blogs, dear readers, to learn more about life, family, business, and connecting in an increasingly disconnected world. Without blogs, we'd be swimming upstream, all by ourselves.
We hope you have noticed of late that we were lucky enough to be interviewed over at the new Fortune blog, Business Innovations. But wait! There's more! Jane (well, really...Yvonne and an 'assistant') has been invited to attend the Innovation Forum conference at the end of this month - as a guest blogger! Yes, Jane will be in NY blogging away about innovation and creativity and business, with - Gosh!- only the best in the business.
But wait! There's more!
Jane is always open, direct, and honest with you readers. We offer the links to the Fortune blog and the conference not only because we are flattered to be included in their list of outstanding interviews, but because there is a wealth of creative thought available on the blog. And, we expect the conference to fling open the doors to innovative thought processes...for us but also for YOU! as we blog away while there.
Hence...Jane wonders...if anyone out there is interested in getting noticed by the men and women - yes, WOMEN - Fortune gets it, unlike OTHER conferences that repeatedly ignore women - who will be speaking and attending this conference? We are openly soliciting sponsors. To cover our travel expenses.
Yes, we have press passes for the conference, but...we are responsible for our own travel and lodging. Jane, never one to hog the spotlight (just listen to our sister Maryanne...now that she's finally gotten over all those silly sister things we did to her way back when), would like to hand out your literature in addition to our own company information. In short, we would like to help you get noticed.
Make us an offer! Suggestions are welcome. We are eager to show off the power of small business. YOUR small business. Contact Yvonne and let's talk. Please consider at least $100... but don't stop there. Visit the conference link and tell us which speakers are important to you. Tell us who you want to hear about. Tell us what you want us to report on.
Imagine your logo on our blog for a month! And more!
Be innovative! Step out of your comfort zone and stand in the spotlight.
Jane is ready to shine it on YOU at theFortune Innovation Forum, November 30th-December 1st.
What's not to like about that?